"Alien army invader in the late '30s was quickly translatable from Martian to German." --David Ropeik, Journalist
"War of the Worlds" premieres October 29, 2013 at 9pm ET on PBS.
This film follows the 65 "British soldiers" and 67 "American rebels" who reenact the 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.